FREE Study - Fracture Reduction Evaluation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00211211|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 8, 2017
Medtronic Spine LLC
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medtronic Spinal and Biologics ( Medtronic Spine LLC )
No Study Results Posted on ClinicalTrials.gov for this Study
|Recruitment Status :||Completed|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2007|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2007|
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Van Meirhaeghe J, Bastian L, Boonen S, Ranstam J, Tillman JB, Wardlaw D; FREE investigators. A randomized trial of balloon kyphoplasty and nonsurgical management for treating acute vertebral compression fractures: vertebral body kyphosis correction and surgical parameters. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 May 20;38(12):971-83. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828e8e22.
Ranstam J, Turkiewicz A, Boonen S, Van Meirhaeghe J, Bastian L, Wardlaw D. Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE). BMC Med Res Methodol. 2012 Mar 24;12:35. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-12-35.
Fritzell P, Ohlin A, Borgström F. Cost-effectiveness of balloon kyphoplasty versus standard medical treatment in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture: a Swedish multicenter randomized controlled trial with 2-year follow-up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Dec 15;36(26):2243-51. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182322d0f.
Wardlaw D, Cummings SR, Van Meirhaeghe J, Bastian L, Tillman JB, Ranstam J, Eastell R, Shabe P, Talmadge K, Boonen S. Efficacy and safety of balloon kyphoplasty compared with non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2009 Mar 21;373(9668):1016-24. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60010-6. Epub 2009 Feb 24.